666 Lychee Production and Postharvest Technologies in China

in HortScience
Author: Weixin Chen1
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  • 1 Department of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, P.R. China

Lychee is a well-known subtropical fruit, much appreciated for its attractive red peel and excellent taste, but the fruit is very prone to postharvest peel browning and decay. China is the world leader in both acreage and yield of lychee production. Extensive research has been conducted to extend the fruit quality and shelf life. The talk presents a general review of the current research on postharvest physiology and shelf life preservation technologies of lychee in China.

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